Written Reply to Parliamentary Questions on Redesignating Strata-Titled Landed Homes as Restricted Access Homes for Registering and Licensing of Electric Vehicle Chargers for Private Charging
06 Feb 2024In Parliament
Mr Sitoh Yih Pin asked the Minister for Transport whether LTA will consider redesignating developments with only strata-titled landed homes as restricted access homes for the registration and licensing of electric vehicle chargers for private charging at home.
Reply by Minister for Transport Chee Hong Tat:
1. Under the Electric Vehicles Charging Act (EVCA), all EV chargers must be approved and registered by LTA before they can be used in Singapore.
2. For public safety, chargers installed in non-restricted access locations are subject to more stringent inspection and fire safety requirements. Strata-titled developments, including strata-titled landed homes, are regarded as non-restricted access locations as they tend to have shared facilities such as common basement carparks and shared chargers.
3. Only EV charging operators (EVCOs) providing EV charging services to the public will require a licence to operate. Chargers operated by landed homeowners to charge their households’ vehicles, or chargers operated by fleet owners to charge only vehicles in their fleets, do not require a licence.